2018 Finish-A-Long

Welcome to the 2018 Finish-A-Long. This year the FAL is hosted by a global community of bloggers. Feel free to grab and use the 2018 FAL buttons.

The 2018 Global Community of FAL Hosts
The Basics of the FAL

The FAL is a low pressure community event that allows you to make a list of projects that have already been started but not finished and thus are hanging about in your sewing room as UFOs. The list is linked up at the beginning of a quarter and then at the end of the quarter you link up a link for each item on your list that you finished. Each link is an entry into the random draw for great prizes sponsored by our generous sponsors.

There is no penalty for not finishing something on your list.  The link will be hosted on all the hosting blogs but you only need to link on one blog for it to show on all. We also encourage everyone to visit the links of others for inspiration and community. Please scroll down for the detailed rules.

The FAL on social media:
Please visit and like our facebook page (click here) You can find us on instagram as @finishalong

The 2018 Schedule

The Tutorials

will be listed here as they are posted over the year

 The Rules

At the start of each quarter there will be a linky party for you to link up your proposed list of finishes. You must link up in order to be able to be eligible for those prizes at the end. Please only enter ONE blog post or Flickr photo or Instagram photo at this starting link-up. If you use Flickr or Instagram please describe your plan in the description. 

- In order for your projects to be eligible, they must at least be a tangible project at the start of the quarter.  That means, at the very least, a fabric pull matched to a pattern, a quilt top needing to be quilted, or a half knit jumper. We love seeing your bee blocks, but they won't count unless you happen to be turning them all into a fully completed quilt THIS quarter. We are looking for a proper UFO - unfinished object - which means it has to have been started.

- As you complete each of your projects on your list, write a post all about it, or a description of a Flickr pic or post on instagram.

- At the end of the quarter, link up each individual post or photo of the projects on your list that you have finished (please include a link back to your original list from the start of the quarter in that post or photo). For each finish/link you complete, you get an entry into the draw, so make sure you link up each finish separately!

- A finish is defined as a completely finished project, eg a quilt, quilted and bound, a bag that's fully lined and functional, or a jumper that one could wear out in public. We are happy for you if you get a quilt top completed in one quarter, but hold onto it for the next quarter and see if you can get it quilted and bound before entering it as a finish please.

- You won't be punished if you don't finish your entire list, so feel free to make a big list and roll projects over from one quarter to the next if you need to.

- All qualifying finishes will be put into a prize draw, and the names/numbers drawn at random for each of the prizes donated by our sponsors for that quarter.

- The finish linky party will be open for approximately a week, and then the next quarter will open on the following day.

- The FAL is open to anyone, anywhere in the world.

- We ask that you participate in the FAL community by visiting some of the links and commenting too.

- The FAL hosts will link up their lists and finishes too but they are not eligible to win any of the prizes.

Our 2018 FAL Sponsors

Fat Quarter Shop Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
During Quiet Side Logo
3 PDF Patterns
Sew Sisters Quilt Shop Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Quilting Jetgirl Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Sew Me a Song Logo
$20 Gift Certificate
Happy Quilting Logo
3 PDF Patterns
Charm About You Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Make Modern Magazine Logo
3 Six Month Subscr.
Studio 39 Fabrics Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Tartankiwi Logo
$25 Gift Certificate
Sew Sweetness Logo
A Minikins Bundle
Mad About Patchwork Logo
$50 Gift Certificate
Blossom Hearts Logo
2 PDF Patterns
Clover & Violet Logo
$30 Gift Certificate
Finish A Long Logo
Join Us!

Previous FAL years
Rhonda from Rhonda's Ramblings started the FAL in 2012 in the USA. It moved to Canada in 2013 where Leanne - She Can Quilt (that's me) - hosted it, then in 2014 it was off to Scotland in the UK where Katy - The Littlest Thistle - was in charge, and in 2015 it moved to New Zealand where Adrianne - On the Windy Side - has been doing the honours.  In 2017 the FAL global community of hosts were:
In 2016 the FAL moved to a global community of hosts who were:


Podunk Pretties said...

Can I copy your image for the finish along and use it to print a page for my personal blog planner?

Unknown said...

Hi, when is the deadline to get our ufos linked in?
And can you still do this on Flickr?

Marly said...

Is the link still open? I can't find any mention of schedule or deadline.

Patricia Lessell said...

Is it too late to join please?

Leanne said...

No you can join each quarter year, and the Q2 round is just opening now.